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Plot: As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. Runtime: 117 mins Release Date: 29 Jan 2010
A true, intelligent thriller, for intelligent people. (by williamzim2000)
I was impressed by this work. The director, who made GoldenEye, is head and shoulders above his peers. This movie is rich in subtext, giving it that sense of substance that great movies have. This could have been written by David Mamet, the tone is so strong. There was a scene with Danny Huston, who plays a sinister CEO, that just blew me away, reminiscent of the CEO in Klute. This film as all the presence of an Alan J. Pakula film.The plot is simple, but the story is interesting. Mel's daughter, home on a visit, is shot and killed. The rest of the plot is Mel, who is a cop, tracking down <more>
the killers, and finding out why this happened. It is the intrigue he uncovers that is powerful. The writing is excellent; scenes are suspenseful with an underlying coldness that does not pander to stupid people. The filmmakers clearly have a lot of respect for the audience.This is not, thank goodness, your dumbbell action flick ala Lethal Weapon 3 or 4. I've seen a few posts up here complaining that this isn't an action film! It is a complement that this is not such a movie. This is an intelligent work for bright, perceptive people who appreciate the subtleties a director like Martin Campbell can bring to a movie. If you're brighter than average, you'll love this film.
The Best Movie I've seen in years (by johnsonj305)
The characters were dynamic and well established. The guy with the European accent was particularly good. I liked him a lot in the last quarter of the movie. I'd like to see more films like this.If you liked the Fugitive, Jason Bourne, a Beautiful Mind, and Enemy of the State then you will like this film. Suspenseful, dramatic, and the film also deals well with love and loss. Girls will like it, and Mel doesn't disappoint the fellas.Well directed, great cinematography, excellent lighting, and a great cast.Whoever was involved in making this film, I hope they make more.
Brilliant return for Gibson (by squirtsquirt7)
I'm only 19 years old but Mel Gibson has always been one of my favorite actors. So it was no surprise I was thrilled when I heard he was coming out with a new movie. I saw the previews for this film about two months ago and was pumped. When the credits finally rolled on the movie, I was not disappointed. This is a truly intense, emotional and engaging story. Mel goes all out and proves he hasn't lost his touch after all these years. I cheered through the movie, cried and laughed. Mel comes out with some great one-liners and kicks some major ass. He has always been one of the best at <more>
crying in movies and every time he cries, I get choked up, and it continued with this movie. My vote is without a doubt, 10/10, go see it, if you are a Mel Gibson fan and even if you aren't, check it out. My Dad and brother both loved the movie as well. It has great writing, good action, a wonderful score and some brilliant performances.
OK so after x amount of years in the "Lead Actor" wilderness Mel is back with some serious conviction.I have heard mixed reviews and seen a couple on here and of course we would like to say we are not affected but it may make the difference between seeing it at a cinema or waiting for the DVD.Well i for one am i glad i went to see it on the big screen,a big screen remake of a little known TV series from the 80's might surprise a few people but it shows that good writing and strong characters will always impress the powers that be.Anyway i'm slightly drifting off subject, <more>
this film holds you from start to finish, it is filmed with a consistent tension that never lets up.A shocking episode and then a world of pain for Mel Gibson lies in store, along the way we are introduced to the kind of shady power hungry people that we know must exist, but we hope as pretty much law abiding citizens we never have to lose sleep over.Danny Houston is excellent and Ray Winstone are so convincing in their roles that you find yourself routing for a man who openly admits to killing for a living...The music is subtle but really drives the film along leading to in my opinion a shocking climax,having been to the city of Boston a few times i can see how it makes for interesting and unexplored location, the same way it did in The Departed..OK so lets wrap it up, if you are a Mel Gibson fan, a secret admirer of 1980s thrillers...or planning your next vacation in Massachusettes, go see it!!
Old-fashioned crime/thriller in modern setting (by SimonJack)
This is a great mystery/action/crime film that opens with a murder, as the trailer advertised. But the mystery around the murder is the meat of Edge of Darkness. So, it fits the mold of old-fashioned crime thrillers but in a modern setting. The action and entertainment come from how Mel Gibson, the main character, solves the mystery. Some fine performances by supporting actors add to the quality of the film. This is a top notch thriller that also has some unusual twists at the end. Excellent entertainment overall. One quirk about the film that others may also find amusing is in the portrayal <more>
of the U.S. Senator from Boston as a Republican. Until the recent election to fill the seat of deceased Edward Kennedy, there hadn't been a Republican in the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in more than three decades. But then, movies are fiction, aren't they!
I found this movie thoroughly enjoyable and in a class all its own (by socrates99)
For me this may be Mel Gibson's best role ever. He grabs your attention like very few others could, and not as some stud, but as a middle-aged straight arrow, no mean trick. Being with Mel is like being with some old friend and when I think what some younger guy would have probably done with this film I can't help thinking it was pure genius to tap Gibson as lead. He's truly one of a kind, in the same league as Clint Eastwood, in terms of being able to deliver the goods. But in fact the whole movie seems ingenious in one way I haven't heard anyone mention and that's that <more>
it manages to successfully blend some fantasy violence with achingly realistic drama in a way I haven't seen done before. It works well and even my chick flick loving wife was transported away. Gibson is well supported: Ray Winstone in particular has an unusually effective part here that somehow seems integral to the whole enterprise and I hope to seem him again. The director's Martin Campbell work seems unusually entertaining Casino Royale was downright exquisite and I'm thinking I'll be looking for his name from now on.
This is NOT Taken -- The trailer is misleading (by Valcoran)
This one surprised me, because I had seen very little advertising or hype for this movie. My friend and I watched the trailer and I thought, "Eh, kinda looks like another 'Taken' or 'Death Sentence.' I'm so glad I was wrong.This is not another "father goes on rampage to kill the guy that kidnapped/murdered his child." It's actually a very involved thriller that has a fair few twists and turns around a conspiracy Gibson's daughter was involved in. Gibson actually does not go all gung-ho like Neeson did; rather, he was very careful in his <more>
investigations. His performance was brilliant, as was Ray Winstone's, though I found myself wishing he had a bit more screen time.The pacing is pretty quick in some places, so it keeps you interested. Sometimes the plot may be a little convoluted, but it makes sense if one pays enough attention.Also, I should note that there isn't nearly as much action as the trailer makes it seem. There is FAR more drama, though it's still plenty tense.First movie of 2010 I've seen, and it's off to a great start. "Edge of Darkness" is well worth it, and certainly not the movie its advertising makes it out to be. Go see it, you won't regret it.
Mel is Back as a detective with drama, intrigue and action (by markusws)
I saw this movie at an early screening and was delighted.I give this movie three stars out of four, or 8 of ten points for great characters, intrigue, and some startling action scenes. It looses the 2 points because it does tend to slow down a little and become more dramatic at times but if you are a Mel Gibson fan you probably won't mind that at all. This movie reminded me a little of Taken, with a whole lot of Enemy of the State, and just a touch of Jason Bourne. Mel Gibson is engaging in his first acting role in years, although he definitely looks older now. It's hard to watch <more>
Gibson here without thinking of Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon and there is some carryover but here Craven played by Gibson is the older, caring, Father who is also a cop although there is still some of of the craziness that made Mel so dynamic in a number of his roles. In some ways Mel reminded me here a little of Clint Eastwood in movies like Absolute Power and In the Line of Fire as the more mature protagonist who combines maturity and cunning with a fierce side that comes out in battle.It's not giving anything away to say that the story is about Mel Gibson's character trying to find out who killed his daughter as that much is in the trailer. Mel plays a veteran detective and so has skills and resources we civilians don't. The movie takes a while to develop and takes great pains to show the love of Craven for his daughter in the opening scenes and then periodically remind us in flashbacks. There are a lot of characters which seem to be critical to building the intrigue of the movie; activists, defense contractors, government officials and various henchmen. The movie does a good job for a while of hiding who is working for whom. Suspense does build for most of the movie but a good bit before the end it is evident what is going on and the movie shifts from an action thriller to more of an pure action movie.Ray Winstone plays an intriguing role as Jedburgh, deftly showing protagonist and antagonist sides at different times in a mysterious role. Danny Huston plays a multi-dimensional character, Jack Bennet, that is fun to watch. Bojana Novakovic as Emma Craven is a sweetheart. Jay O. Sanders plays a solid role as Detective Whitehouse.The movie is definitely heavy on violence and acting independent of authority although I don't remember any swearing or sex scenes. Still it requires a mature audience as the hero's actions are probably not ones you want your kids emulating in your house. As with so many movies it portrays sides of business and government at their worst. So,since it is light on sexuality and vulgarity I would suggest that if you let your older kids go that you still discuss the extreme portrayals of the police, use of force, business and government.It's good to see Mel back in action.
You have nothing to lose in seeing this movie, unlike Thomas Craven (by the-movie-guy)
Synopsis Thomas Craven Mel Gibson is a veteran homicide detective in the Boston Police Department. As they are walking out the front door of his house, his 24-year old daughter Emma Bojana Novakovic is blow away by a shotgun blast. Everyone assumes that Thomas, who was standing next to her, was the killer's intended target. However, Thomas begins to suspect that Emma was the real target. Driven by heartache and blame, Thomas initiates his own private investigation to uncover Emma's secret life and the reason for her murder. His investigation leads him down the path of corporate <more>
and government cover-ups, which resulted in his daughter's elimination. Thomas receives some help from a government operative, Jedburgh Ray Winstone , who has been sent in to clean up the situation. Thomas Craven's search for the truth brings him closer to his daughter and his own deliverance. My Comment This is an intense movie about family and closure, and of course, Detective Thomas Craven has a little different type of closure in mind. Some of the movie is a little hard to follow when Thomas does something, and you ask yourself, "why did he do that." But that might be part of the puzzle he is trying to solve. The reason the bad guys use for keeping everything secret is a little far-fetched. Mel Gibson's masterful portrayal of a man with nothing to lose is excellent. Everybody better get out of his way. From the movie trailers you would think that Thomas is going around threatening and killing everybody he meets, but that is not the case. Thomas does take out some of the bad guys, which will meet with your approval. This is a good action movie, but you must remember that it is definitely heavy on violence. Warner Bros., Run Time 1:57, Rated R 8/10